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Doctoral School Director – Professor Doug Cleaver

Head of Doctoral Training – Dr Nicola Palmer (Wed & Thurs)

Doctoral School Manager – Dr Sarah Smith (Tue – Fri)

Doctoral Policy and Process Manager – Gillian Taylor (Mon – Wed am)

Doctoral Policy and Process Manager – Rachel Rea  (Wed pm – Fri)

Doctoral School Senior Administrator – Liz Brearley  – (general queries, policies, procedures, regulations)

Doctoral School Senior Administrator – Andi Poyser – (policies, procedures, regulations)

Doctoral School Senior Administrator – Amy Simpson (Mon – Wed am)  (policies, procedures, regulations)

Senior Administrator, EDEPI Project – Jess Bamonte (Tue – Thur)

Senior Administrator, RSVP Project – Laura Herriman (Mon, Tue, Thur)

Head of Researcher & Innovator Development Academy (RIDA) – Dr Gaynor Miller

Researcher Training & Development Manager (RIDA) – Dr Elizabeth Scanlon

Researcher Training & Development Officer (RIDA) – Beci Oldfield









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